Hope for 140 engineering jobs at ProLogis Central Park

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PLANS for a new business facility in Rugby could lead to 140 skilled jobs being brought to the town.

Electrical engineering group Quartzelec has submitted a planning application for a bespoke 95,000 sq ft facility at ProLogis Central Park to Rugby Borough Council.

The new building would allow Quartzelec to consolidate its existing operations in Rugby and Lutterworth as well as providing space for future expansion.

As Roger Regan, technical director of Quartzelec, said: “This new facility has been designed specifically to accommodate the demands of our business and it will allow us to modernise our high quality electrical machine repair and maintenance business.

“The success of our operation relies on our skilled workforce and on our collaboration with other local companies, so we are very pleased to have found this site at ProLogis Central Park.”

The new facility, which is yet to receive planning permission, will be built by ProLogis “to high standards of environmental sustainability”, according to the company.

Heather Timms, the borough councillor responsible for the economy, said: “Quartzelec’s decision to invest in Rugby shows that engineering in the town has a bright future as well as a proud past.

“Companies like Quartzelec, based here in Rugby, have a worldwide reputation for excellence of which we should all be proud.”